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Overview

Introduction to Milpitas, California

The California city of Milpitas is located at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay in Santa Clara County, only 7 miles north of San Jose and about 46 miles southeast of San Francisco. Other neighboring cities include Sunnyvale (to the west) and Fremont (to the north). Seated just west of the foothills of the Diablo Range, Milpitas is serviced by California State Highway 237 with close access to Interstates I-680 and I-880. The city is only minutes away from San Jose International Airport and less than an hour from Oakland and San Francisco International Airports.

Milpitas, whose name in Spanish means "little cornfields," was until the mid-20th century primarily a farming and livestock community. Incorporated in 1954, Milpitas experienced a period of massive residential and shopping development lasting through the ensuing two decades. Between 1970 and the turn of the 21st century, the city's population increased ten-fold, largely due to the onset of high-tech computer industries populating the surrounding "Silicon Valley" area. Today the city is home to several of these high-tech corporations, including Solectron Corporation, Seagate Technology, Lifescan, Inc. and many others.

Milpitas Attractions

Milpitas is home to the Great Mall of the Bay Area. The largest enclosed outlet mall in Northern California, this complex offers more than 180 outlet stores, several full-service restaurants, a food court and entertainment facilities. Outdoor recreation in the city can be found at more than 20 parks, the largest of which is Ed R. Levin County Park. One of the county's most unique regional park and recreation areas, this popular venue offers traditional park activities such as picnicking and fishing, and also includes a complex trail system more typical of large regional wilderness parks. The Milpitas Arts and Wine Festival is an annual event held every August, at which many different types of visual and performing arts can be enjoyed along with samplings of both Californian and non-regional wines. There are also plenty of attractions to enjoy in the neighboring city of San Jose, including the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, the Tech Museum of Science & Innovation and the San Jose Historical Museum.

Demographics

People

Total Population73,447
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+32,728
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married55.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.3%
Median Earnings25+$51,359
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,162
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,494

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,460
% Above Poverty Level91.4%
% Below Poverty Level8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone14.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,995
Median House Value$635,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)78.6%
German2.9%
Irish2.1%
English1.8%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque0.8%
Arab0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Russian0.6%
Iranian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Milpitas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Santa Clara County
Standard Zip Codes95035
P.O. Box Zip Codes95036
Phone Area Codes408
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude37.44
Approximate Longitude-121.87

Milpitas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSAN JOSE
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp42 to 59 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp58 to 84 F
Oct Temp52 to 76 F
Annual Precip15 inches
StationREDWOOD CITY
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp39 to 58 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip20.1 inches
StationWOODSIDE FIRE STN 1
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 60 F
Apr Temp42 to 73 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp45 to 79 F
Annual Precip28.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Campbell40,788$122,381
Cupertino60,297$172,011
Fremont227,934$122,328
San Jose1,009,363$99,608
Santa Clara122,725$118,840
Sunnyvale149,596$127,865

Milpitas Public Schools

Alexander Rose Elementary
250 Roswell Dr.
ZIP: 95035
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Anthony Spangler Elementary
140 N. Abbott
ZIP: 95035
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Calaveras Hills
1331 E. Calaveras Blvd.
ZIP: 95035
High
Total Enrollment 137
Connexions Academy
1331 E. Calaveras Blvd.
ZIP: 95035
Curtner Elementary
275 Redwood
ZIP: 95035
Primary
Total Enrollment 735
John Sinnott Elementary
2025 Yellowstone Ave.
ZIP: 95035
Primary
Total Enrollment 780
Joseph Weller Elementary
345 Boulder Dr.
ZIP: 95035
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Marshall Pomeroy Elementary
1505 Escuela Pkwy.
ZIP: 95035
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Milpitas High
1285 Escuela Pkwy.
ZIP: 95035
High
Total Enrollment 3105
Pearl Zanker Elementary
1585 Fallen Leaf Dr.
ZIP: 95035
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Rancho Milpitas Middle
1915 Yellowstone Ave.
ZIP: 95035
Middle
Total Enrollment 714
Robert Randall Elementary
1300 Edsel Dr.
ZIP: 95035
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Thomas Russell Middle
1500 Escuela Pkwy.
ZIP: 95035
Middle
Total Enrollment 824
William Burnett Elementary
400 Fanyon
ZIP: 95035
Primary
Total Enrollment 659

Milpitas Private Schools

Calaveras Montessori School
1331 E Calaveras Blvd
ZIP: 95035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Day Star Montessori School
215 Dempsey Rd
ZIP: 95035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Foothill Adventist Elementary School
1991 Landess Ave
ZIP: 95035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
Golden Harvest Montessori School
1905 N Milpitas Blvd
ZIP: 95035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Kindercare Learning Center
400 S Abel St
ZIP: 95035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Kindercare Learning Center
860 N Hillview Dr
ZIP: 95035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Merryhill School 1070
1500 Yosemite Dr
ZIP: 95035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Milpitas Montessori School
1500 Yosemite Dr
ZIP: 95035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Monarch Christian School
1715 E Calaveras Blvd
ZIP: 95035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
St John The Baptist Catholic School
360 S Abel St
ZIP: 95035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 208
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